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Goa - Palolem

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [800]

We took sleeper train to Margao and then waited for a train to Canacona. Getting on the train was the scariest thing I’ve done in a while, everyone pushing, standing on each other etc, and with my pack I was at their mercy. I was shoved and pummeled ... Read more >

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Mumbai Continued

INDIA | Wednesday, 7 Nov 2007 | Views [444]

Overall, Mumbai was really good and we were surprised how friendly the people were. We had a great time on our final night, in a local bar (only Indian men) near the train station. They didn’t object to our presence and literally welcomed us in, ... Read more >

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Mumbai (by Nick)

INDIA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [472]

We have had about 5 days in Mumbai and are off to Goa tomorrow on the sleeper train. We arrived at about 5am in the morning after only a 2.5hr flight from Dubai so did not have a very good nights sleep. We flew Jazeera Airways which certainly had ... Read more >

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Dubai

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [834]

It's a long story, but the easiest and cheapest way for us to get from Japan to India was via Dubai. My friend Helen live there with her partner Andy so it was a good excuse for visiting them. Dubai has a reputation for throwing people in jail for ... Read more >

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Nara and Osaka

JAPAN | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [1401] | Comments [1]

The trains in Japan and reasonably easy to understand and relatively cheap so we took a day trip to nearby Nara. It bucketed down all day and we were soaked to the core by the time we got home. It was worth it though to visit Kohfukuji Temple ... Read more >

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Japanese Birthday

JAPAN | Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | Views [1599]

Eventually we made it to Japan and I did the conference talk. Thursday was my birthday and I started it off in fine style by missing the first 9 1/2 hours of it sleeping! A much needed lie in. After a full Japanese breakfast in the hotel I opened ... Read more >

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Dorset, Devon and Cornwall

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 1 Oct 2007 | Views [1008]

After a rest for a week or so at our favourite campsite in Glastonbury (including a visit from Bill and Amanda and an epic walk through neighbouring Somerset countryside one day), we headed down to Dorset for the Sturminster Newton Cheese ... Read more >

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Big Green Gathering

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [524]

Following the disappointment of Latitude and its distinct lack of hippies and the like, we’d signed up at the last minute to do Big Green Gathering (near Cheddar) for a different stewarding group, Green Stewards. It was interesting to see ... Read more >

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WOMAD/WOMUD

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [2133] | Comments [1]

After yet another balloon flight cancellation in Marlborough we headed for the WOMAD site, near Malmesbury. Avebury is one of our favourite places, being a much larger stone circle that Stonehenge, so we made a detour through it. The stones ... Read more >

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Cambridge Revisited

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Views [609]

In Cambridge we've managed to catch up with loads of friends. Kim and Ainslie, Guy, Shelagh and wee Anna, Mel, Alex and Dan, Penny, Roger, Jenny, Richard et al! Within a few minutes of arriving we were walking down Mill Road and Mel cycled past - nice ... Read more >

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Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts 2007

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [1487] | Comments [2]

We left Bath and headed back to Glastonbury/Street through the Mendips. Vinnie didn’t like the uphill bits and narrow lanes much. We parked up at our favourite spot in Street and did the last minute shopping stuff in Glastonbury itself. Tom was on the ... Read more >

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Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Views [419]

Bath is a town planner’s victory! Lots of glorious buildings in harmony with each other. We took ourselves on a walking tour starting with the Royal Crescent then the Circus (where I found 2 quid yay!), then the baths old and new. We’d spent that ... Read more >

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Glastonbury

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [489]

After breakfast with Vic and Peter we headed to north with a detour through The Wallops. I’ve always wanted to go to Nether Wallop since a comedy festival was televised from there in the 80s (fundraising a new church spire or similar). We then headed ... Read more >

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Stuck in Swindon.

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | Views [465]

We headed the next day in the direction of Southampton but just a few k’s down the road Nick said ‘this isn’t right’. The accelarator pedal had broken = no acceleration. Not great in the middle of a roundabout over the M4. We hobbled to the next ... Read more >

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Wychwood Continued

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [670]

As two of our shifts are in the Pit or Backstage on the Main stage we had to go to a special briefing in that area. We were instructed on how to lift distressed persons from the front of the crowd into the pit. Nick got to be one of the people ... Read more >

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Wychwood

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [453]

After another brief stop in Cheltenham for wellies and beer glasses (both essential pieces of equipment at festivals) we found our way to Cheltenham racecourse through a combination of Nick’s memory and sense of direction. He is well known for ... Read more >

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The Cotswolds

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [737]

We headed off the next day after a bit more supply shopping, to Cheltenham for the first festival. Our route took us right through the Cotswolds and gave us a healthy fix for our old stone building addiction. Every scene is a postcard and the ... Read more >

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Picking up Vinnie

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Views [419]

After another trek to the end of the tube (Zone D – who knew there was a zone D on the tube!) we arrived with our packs at Chesham to take possession of Vinnie. Then we were on a mission to replace the gas bottle and mattress they’d stripped out.... Read more >

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Bank Holiday Monday

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 28 May 2007 | Views [395] | Comments [2]

The next day is freezing with a forecast high of 8 degrees! This is supposed to be summer. If it is actually 8 degrees today it will set an all time record for the lowest high ever in May. We’re off to shop for wellies as the weather for the first ... Read more >

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Jenny's Place

UNITED KINGDOM | Monday, 28 May 2007 | Views [408]

For the past few days we’ve been staying at Jenny’s (a friend we met on a train in Thailand and few years ago). It’s a neat place in Putney with loads of character and plenty of space. We’ve had her flatmate’s room for a few nights but I think ... Read more >

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